Mil Std 3009 NVG compatible laptop screen
Night vision systems (often abbreviated NVG for night vision goggles) are becoming a common accessory for military personnel. Care needs to be taken when combining image intensifiers with laptop displays though… especially sunlight-readable, high brightness displays! Standard monitors (CCFL-backlit LCDs and CRTs) emit high levels of IR radiation, specifically the kind that’s amplified by night vision goggles. This causes blooming (washed out view) and over-saturation, which renders the user effectively blind. This is true even if the monitor is in the proximity of the user but not in their direct field of view.
Getac has added a night vision mode to it’s popular and robust (“fully rugged”) B300 system:
- MIL-STD-3009 Night Vision Equipment Ready
- Intel Core™ i7-3520M 2.9GHz or Intel Core™ i5-3320M 2.6GHz
- 13.3-inch Getac QuadraClear Sunlight Readable Display up to1400 Nits
- Up to 30 Hours of Battery Life with Dual Battery System
- USB 3.0, eSATA and HDMI Connectivity
- Wireless LAN 802.11 a/b/g/n, Gobi™
- Bluetooth 2.1 Class 2
- SiRFstarIV™ high sensitivity GPS for enhanced positioning accuracy
- IP65 certified protected against water and dust ingress
- MIL-STD-810G protected against drops, shocks and vibration
- MIL-STD-461F protected against electromagnetic interference
- Operates in extreme wide temperature ranges (-29°C to 60°C)
NVG Systems – how do they work?
Night Vision Goggles work by using a photo-multiplier to take the very low level of light that is available (starlight, moonlight, infra-red light) and amplifying it. First the photons are converted into electrons by a photocathode, then the electrons are ‘multiplied’ by a high voltage gain stage before striking a phosphor screen. The phosphor screens glow green (like my old TRS-80 CRT!) giving the image the typical green hue of most night vision systems.
The B300 is MIL-STD 3009 certified, meaning its screen can be seen with night vision goggles – but without the need for filters. By using a quick key, the B300 transforms into a night vision imaging system (NVIS). In daylight, the device offers a 1400nits sunlight-readable QuadraClear touchscreen display, granting users complete visibility under bright sunshine.
NEW: Getac X500 now with Night Vision Display Option
Getac X500 Rear Connectivity
For customized versions of the B300 and X500 (mil-spec connectors, vehicle mounts etc) please contact pro custom group.